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ballgame... western division! captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our viewers in the west, it is thursday, october 4th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." mitt romney outshines president obama in their first debate. raising the stakes in the ongoing civil war in syria. baseball has its first triple crown winner since 1967. and who would want to tear down a house by one of america's greatest architects? we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. millions of americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> mitt romney goes on the offensive at the first presidential debate. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big,
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bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled as the president, you own an airplane and you own a house but not to your own facts. >> romney was able to out obama obama. >> we don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. syrian targets in retaliation from shelling from syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians. >> very, very dangerous situation. a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak from steroid injection s is spreading. so far four people have died. miguel cabrera has won the triple crown since boston's carl yastrzemski in 1967. police in chicago are searching for those responsible for a marijuana farm the size of two football fields. looked like a home invasion
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at ashton kuch kutcher's hollywood home turned out to be a hoax. he wasn't there. the baseball world, a.l. western division championship! >> republican candidate currently running for president? >> snooki. >> and all that matters. >> i'm going to stop subsidy to pbs. i love pbs, love big bird, actually like you, too. nfl has switched the jerseys to a body contoured fit. >> the complaint is that the new uniforms make them like tubby. you be the judge. here is tim tebow in the new uniforms. take a look at this what is that? take a look at this what is that? yeah. captioning funded by cbs do you think? [ laughter ] welcome to "cbs this morning." the first of three presidential debates is over. this morning, most of the people who watched it say governor mitt romney got the upper hand on
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president obama. >> the candidates traded views on the economy, domestic issues and jan crawford is at the site of last night's debate in denver. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norahad h and charlie and to our viewers in the west. this is the only presidential debate out here in the west. mitt romney last night owned it. if you have any doubt, look at this morning's denver post of the swing state here, colorado, saying he may have changed the dynamics of this race. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> it was an energized mitt romney taking direct aim at the president's economic policies and offering a sharply different approach. >> we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> romney came into the night with polls showing most voters thought the president would win. he clearly exceeded expectations. cbs news poll of uncommitted voters shows by a 2-1 margin, romney had won. 56% said their opinion of romney
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changed for the better. yet 13% said that of the president. he was especially effective in criticizing the president's policies and defending his own proposals. >> he has been running on this tax plan for 18 months. now, five weeks before the election, he is saying that his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: romney pushed back. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan. my plan is not to put in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. >> reporter: the president argued he inherited a bad situation and said it was getting better. >> over the last 30 months we've seen five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. >> reporter: and hit romney for not providing specifics. >> at some point i think the american people have to ask themselves is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret
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because they're too good? is it because that somehow middle class families are going to benefit too much from them? >> reporter: often pulled his punches and never mentioned lines of attack that have been effective in his ads, like romney's ten years at bain capital or his statement on the 47% who don't pay taxes. rob portman said the president seemed uncomfortable being challenged. >> i think he was surprised, probably, that mitt romney had the grasp of the issues and the facts and was willing to be aggressive and talking about what he's for. and i think that's why this is a successful debate for mitt romney. >> reporter: the obama campaign had a different take. >> incoming challenger stands on the stage with the president in the first debate, they tend to get some bounce back. i expect that that could happen here. >> reporter: expectations were low for romney going into this debate. there was one notable exception,
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new jersey governor chris christie went off message on "face the nation" sunday saying he thought romney would win and change the dynamics of this race. this morning he called into morning joe on msnbc and take a listen to what he had to say. >> i thought the president had no energy. it didn't look like he wanted to engage governor romney. the fact of the matter is, you know, you can't beat the champ on points. mitt romney hit a knockout last night. >> reporter: a lot of republicans, democrats and swing voters we interviewed in our poll last night are saying about the same thing this morning. this was kind of a real i told you so moment for chris christie. norah and charlie? >> jan, thank you. john dickerson is also in denver. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> exactly how does this change the dynamics of the race? >> well, conservatives who were worried about romney, not sure if he was on kind of a long-term slide, are now very excited.
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it means that mitt romney doesn't have to deal with those money folks. they're excited. it gives romney a second look from the independent voters or folks who were just still tuning in. he has corrected the public narrative for him. those are good things. the real question is, can this stick to romney? can he take advantage of this successful performance going forward? >> john, what about president obama's performance? there was no mention of the 47%, no mention of bain, no mention of women's health care and obamacare. did obama leave his greatest hits on the cutting room floor? >> i think he did. what mitt romney did successfully, he was able to press the case against the president while also remaining appealing enough that those instant polls done after the debate showed that people liked mitt romney. the president sort of stayed away from doing anything that was too terribly aggressive, he spoke sort of as if he were leading a seminar about this.
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and by not being aggressive, as you said, he left some of his best material on the cutting room floor. you can be sure in ads and in talking points in the coming days that's not going to be the case. >> john, is this a new mitt romney or is this simply a mitt romney that we had not seen? >> well, isn't that -- that's been a long-standing question about mitt romney. there were a lot of times where mitt romney talked about his massachusetts record. he gave the president for kissing the new york banks at one point, seemed to suggest that dodd-frank, the regulations he had been very much against in the primaries, he sort of suggested that parts of it were okay. it was a more moderate mitt romney. the question is, will he be able to sustain that? moderate both in the things he said, but also in tone. and in the way he came across. now he has to find a way to convey that in the other kinds of venues. of course, in the next debate. but also in the stump, in his commercials, to kind of keep this image of himself that came
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across well for voters last night, keep it in front of them. >> what do you think fact checkers will be looking mostly at? >> the numbers. mitt romney talked about his tax plan. the president was trying to say was that you can't have a program of tax cuts and also increase in defense spending that adds up without drastic spending cuts. and that's one of the things people will be going after with mitt romney. also his claims about his health care plan and medicare. again, how exactly his plan would work out. but i think in particular, the question of the taxes and the budget and how that would affect people, when really put into pla place, that will be the main fact checking going forward. >> certainly both sides of this campaign, and there's certainly stuff in the papers today analyzing things that obama said that were untrue and what romney said were untrue. everybody has to take a fine tooth comb through the paper to go through that this morning. let's talk about romney's tax cut plan. he wants to cut everyone's rates
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by 20%. is it true that that would cost $5 trillion, yes or no? well, the question is, how do you shape it? the question for romney is not necessarily that he's telling an untruth but not giving us the details. he is saying he will reduce rates and it will not be a tax net decrease because he will get rid of loopholes. what loopholes will you get rid of? he talked about cutting funding for pbs. that's a teeny part of the budg budget. he's just not filling in this very big and important part of the conversation. >> which is how you make up for it. it's a great point. >> frank luntz talked to voters about last night's debate. what they have to say and how that could influence the race. pounded targets in syria throughout the night. a mortar fired from syria landed
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in a turkish border town. holly williams is in istanbul, turkey. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah in the 18 months or so since the syrian conflict began, this is the first time we've seen it spill across the border into turkey in this way. killing five turkish civilians, including three children. and holding funerals for the dead in that village this morning. the turkish military responded by firing back across the border into syria, yesterday evening and this morning. i spoke to a senior turkish official earlier who said the shelling has now stopped. secretary of state hillary clinton has called this a very, very dangerous situation. the fear is that it could escalate into a military conflict between turkey and syria. that would be massively destabilizing for the middle east and could even draw in the u.s. turkey is a nato ally.
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however this morning we've also heard of the senior adviser to the turkish prime minister, who seemed to quell those fears saying turkey has no intention of going to war with syria but that turkey is capable of defending its borders and will retaliate when necessary. >> holly williams, thank you so much. clarissa ward is with us now, reporting on the uprising in syria for more than a year. good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah. >> good to have you here. >> thank you. >> what is the reaction on the part of the people supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected? >> i think there's a sense now not just of disappointment, but actually of real bitterness. they know that they cannot win this war without sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry. it's hard to overemphasize how devastating the effect of the regime's constant aerial b
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bombardment is on the cities. they know they need a no fly zone or those weapons. because they're not getting them from the west or international community support, they're turning to extremist groups who are willing to step in and fill the vacuum. >> inkrcredibly important point. that's what many people in washington were concerned about. you have been on the ground, right? you just came back from there. do you think what happened yesterday in the news, that this is the first shot in what becomes now a wider conflict? >> absolutely. the region is on tender hooks in lebanon, turkey, jordan. i think everybody is watching very closely to see how the revolution within the country is changing, how it is implementing more extremist tactics, how people are becoming more radicalized. at the same time syrians would say do you think we want extremists to come in and hijack our revolution? of course we don't. but we're drowning and we asked you. we said give me your hand and
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you wouldn't give it to us. and they will, so we'll take it. >> every syrian activist with the opposition will tell you they've seen iranian fighters inside, that they've seen fighters with hezbollah, the lebanese shiite militia. there's a strong sense that the syria regime could not survive this were it not for the assistance of iran and, of course, hezbollah and the russians. >> great to see you. >> clarissa, thank you. cbs has learned that the u.s. mission in libya repeatedly asked for more security before the attacks on the consulate in benghazi. 13 confirmed security threats in the six months before the attack. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed three weeks ago. critics argue the obama administration was not prepared for the violence. secretary of state clinton says she is determined to find out if any security requests were
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denied. new labor department figures out this morning show that businesses are adding jobs but not that many. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits rose to 367,000 last week. that is 4,000 more than the previous week. the labor department will release its september jobs report tomorrow. economists expected unemployment rate to increase a fraction to 8.2%. baseball's regular season ended last night. detroit tigers miguel cabrera made history, led the american league in home runs, batting average and runs batted in. jim axelrod has been following this once-in-a-generation event. >> good morning, norah. that may be underselling it. this hasn't been done in 45 years. miguel cabrera is now taking his place alongside some of the greatest names in baseball history. >> getting ready to hit third in this inning. >> he could have sat out the last game since he already had the triple crown.
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but 29-year-old miguel cabrera chose to play anyway last night. >> and a standing ovation. >> and soaked in the fans' appreciation for his rare achievement. even in kansas city, they were cheering. just 16 years old when the venezuelan was signed by a major league franchise, cabrera earned his place in the history books with 44 home runs, 139 rbis and a batting average of .330. all tops in the american league. >> feels good. it's an unbelievable feeling right now. >> he joins a who's who of baseball greats including triple crown winners ted williams, lou gehrig and mickey mantle. maybe more impressive is the list of those who didn't do it. >> not just that miguel cabrera has been chasing. alex rodriguez, manny ramirez, barry bonds. take a look at the great baseball players, over the last
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45 years. hank aaron never did this. >> carl yastrzemski was the last player to achieve the triple crown in 1967 when the red sox won the pennant, overshadowing his accomplishment. >> i didn't realize he won the triple crown until the next day when i read it in the paper. that's how involved we were in the pennant race. >> he thinks the same thing may be happening to cabrera, overshadowed by two tight american league division races that came down to the last day of the regular season. >> there's been a little bit of softening in the coverage of this. people are still consumed with the various pennant races and in that sense baseball may be shooting themselves in the foot a little bit. this is the kind of historical achievement that baseball is typically all over. >> something else that may be working against cabrera in generating glowing coverage of this historic achievement. it hasn't been all good news for him during his career. three years ago he had a domestic incident with his wife. police were called. very poor timing, night before the crucial end of a season game.
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and dui arrest in 2011, but no argument this morning, on the field, spectacular news for m miguel cabrera. >> this is amazing. jim axelrod, thank you. 1967, more than 40 years ago, yaz did it, the great y aastrzemski. and this sort of snuck up on me. >> we're having a good baseball season especially with the nats down in d.c. headlines from around the globe. "usa today" says chicago's murder rate is still climbing. the death toll is up 25% from last year. police say most of the blood shed is related to gangs and drugs. >> "the new york times" reports on violent protests in iran's capital. demonstrators are angry over the collapse of the iranian currency. in the past week, iran's currency has lost 40% of its
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value against the dollar. iran's president blames the united states and its internal enemies. >> "the wall street journal" says colleges are going online to see what prospective freshman are doing andng c1 3
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, 7:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you up dade on bay area headlines. a 65-year-old man under arrest after a deadly neighborhood dispute in vallejo. police say he shot two victims sitting in a driveway across the street from his home. two overnight murders in san jose. no suspects this morning. a man died after a fight in the downtown area last night. and another man was shot to death outside an east san jose home early this morning. oakland as are american league west champs. they came from down four runs to beat rangers 12-5 to take the title yesterday afternoon. they will begin the play-offs in detroit on saturday, the first two there, and the next three if need be back in oakland. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,
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"the washington post" columnist george will knows why obama is ahead, riding the nation which is reluctant to call a president a failure is reluctant to give up on the first african-american president. can't just write a column saying the only reason why white people are voting for barack obama is because he's a black because if you could my aunt rita would be writing your column after her third gin fizz. >> welcome back. only a few percent of american voters are saying they are undieded in the presidential race and both candidates are trying very hard to win them over. >> focus groups watched the debates last night in denver and
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new york and told cbs analysts and frank luntz what they liked and didn't like. frank good morning. >> good morning. by the way just to get these 25 people we had well over 1,000 we went through because even people who claimed they are undecided have decided the candidate they won't vote for but still trying to consider which one they will vote for. they are not undecided at all. >> what did you learn from them? >> three points. you got some great footage that i do want to call-up. number one it's what you do in the first 90 seconds. that sets the tone for everything that follows. second you want to enumerate. the more you do and more numbers you use voters think you're using facts and specifics. and for these undecided voters any appeal to partisanship will be embraced. i think it's truly only 3% or 4% the person that can work together with congress and work across the aisle that's the
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person they want to work for. in all three cases as you hard in the polling, mitt romney did better than barack obama. >> frank you mentioned mitt romney came out with his a-game and came out strong in the beginning in his opening statement. it may have suede undecided voters. >> my plan has five basic parts. one get us energy independent, north america energy independent that creates about 4 million jobs. number two, open up more trade particularly in latin america. crack down on china if and when they cheat. number three make sure our people have the skills they need to succeed and the best schools in the world. we're far away the that now. number four, get us to a balanced budget. number five champion small business. >> now in our own cbs poll, percentage of people said romney cares about their needs and problems speck 33 points after the debate. frank, i think this is one of the most interesting things. also in romney's opening
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statement he talked about the person who lost their job that came up to him. the person that approached ann romney and said can you help us? mitt romney said this, i went back to the transcript this morning, the answer is yes, we can help. he said yes we can. mitt romney said yes we can help. how did your focus group respond? >> they noticed it. they saw mitt romney was renksing real problem and it took obama 40 minutes before he told any story and the story he told was his own grandmother. so the public looks at this and they want to know who these people are and they want to know these candidates truly care about them. by the way mitt romney did not talk about middle class. think found interesting. he talked about middle income and there is a difference there. romney is trying to make obama be the one who is dividing and talking about class warfare. romney's choice of word about middle income is interesting. >> the focus group gave president obama points for taking on governor romney for not having a back up plan on
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obama care. let's show that club. >> you said that he's going to lose deductions and loopholes. for his tax plan. but we don't know the details. he says that he's going to replace dodd-frank, wall street reform but we don't know exactly which ones. he won't tell us. he now says he'll replace obama care and assure all the good things in it will be in there, and you don't have to worry. >> frank this seems to be getting at the point that david axelrod and david plouffe were making after the debate in trying to spin this is that romney is a secret guy, he won't tell you what he's going to do when he gets rid of obama care or what he's going to do on taxes but did obama effectively make that case? >> he made the case. and that was one of the rare case where the republicans were dialing him at a 60 which is a relatively positive. the difference here is when mitt romney talked and almost all the
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dials these weak republicans or weak democrats moved together. when barack obama talked and they are all undecided voters much greater split in the response. so it was obama who was most polarizing and the key to this election in that debate is for mitt romney to bring those weak republicans back into his camp, people who he's lost over the last 30 days and then start to move the debate into barack obama's territory and he did do that. >> frank luntz, thank you. not all candidate are campaigning this year. congressman jesse jackson jr. is running again and we haven't seen him in [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day
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illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may not go back to work before election. and some are wondering why so running again. >> jackson has been on medical leave for nearly four months. >> he could win re-election without campaigning and without being seen. congressman jesse jackson jr. who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder hasn't been to his congressional office in washington since june and hasn't campaigned in his chicago district at all. according to jackson's wife sandy, the congressman wants to appear in public but is still recovering. >> i know that he is anxious to do so. but he is also under doctor's orders to stay very calm, very quiet and he's going to do that. >> jackson, an 18 year veteran of congress disappeared in june at first without explanation. he was being treated in arizona, then at the mayo clinic, but his office gave several different
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reasons for his absence before revealing the bipolar diagnosis. >> this has been a very mysterious episode from the word go. first it was fatigue, then it was depression, then it was bipolar disorder then gastro intestinal problems. problems that dribbled out and not being dealt with forthrightly. jesse jackson jr. remains
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. this morning there's a showdown over the last house to be designed by frank lloyd wright one of america's premier architect. >> on wednesday officials gave more time to
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intentionally torn down in more than 40 years. it might almost go unnoticed the circular cinder block structure overgrown unmaniha about itted in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in phoenix except for the controversy. >> we thought we got a good deal on a piece of property that nobody wanted. >> this house is priceless. >> it's a nightmare. it's very heartbreaking. >> reporter: the graceful gray house was design anticipate built by america's foremost architect frank lloyd wright for his son david and wife gladys in 1952. coiled like a desert certificate pent this 2,500 square foot house foreshadowed the spiral grandeur of wright's guggenheim museum built in new york seven years later. >> a lot of mr. wright's thinking is expressed in this
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home. widely considered by wright scla scholars to be in the top den of designs. >> kimberly wright and ann wright levy are grand daughters of frank lloyd wright. they spent summers at the house. >> fun house to run and play. we ran up and down the ramp. >> reporter: unable to afford the upkeep they sold the house to a buyer who promised to preserve it who promptly put it back on the market. when in jon hoffman and his partner bought the house in june they saw a quirky old house in disrepair on a precious parcel of land. hoffman's partner steve cells. >> you're the bad guy. >> absolutely i am. i'm a wolf in sheep's clothing. >> reporter: they got city approval to sub divide the two acres to build two new big house. >> it was he in never a secret.
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>> you were going to tear down a frank lloyd wright house. >> that was the intention. >> that's what ignited the controversy. when the partners got a demolition permit outraged preservationists got busy. they got a petition to stop the demolition and got the city planning commission to designate it as a historic landmark. >> never in my wildest dream would i have thought that someone would want to tear down a frank lloyd wright home. >> do you think they are being greedy? >> yes, do i. i think they are in it only for the money. >> reporter: they say they are businessmen needing to turn a profit. they can't restore the gem which they say would cost $2 million and they can't afford to have it >> this is not a get rich. this is a get out, get compensated, and move on with my simple, quiet life and john's
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simple, quiet life. >> they've agreed to take no action for the next 24 days so that they, the preservationists and city can figure out what to do. but they still hold out the option, however slim, of tearing down this house. about the only thing all sides can agree on is that they need someone with deep pockets and a deep love of architecture to come in and buy this house, fix it up, and restore its glory. >> bill whitaker, thank you. so charlie, it sounds like either they're going to divide this and build two houses and make a lot of money, or they want sfwoed buy it for a lot of -- upon somebody to buy ift fora lot of money. >> you would hope for something like, this frank lloyd wright would be able to save it. >> exactly. time for "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >> reporter: good morning, in
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vallejo police are looking o >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. vallejo police are looking into a neighborhood dispute that ended with 2 men shot to death. neighbors on folkstone way reported hearing several shots about 6:00 last night. police say it appears one neighbor wielding a firearm crossed the street to confront the two victims in the driveway. the suspect was arrested. the oakland as swept the rangers to win the american league west championship. they will play game one on saturday in detroit. game three at the coliseum on tuesday. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,
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dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. good morning this busy thursday on the roads continues. let's go to the san mateo bridge right now where it's actually a little better than it was early.
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we had a stall that was slowing things down. busy towards foster city. now, once you hit the peninsula things look like this slow and go along 101 both directions southbound 101 at ralston. we have a truck fire reported. no word if it's blocking lanes. you can see traffic is sluggish through the area. most of our drive times on 101 from 92 to the split very slow northbound 280, 380 into san francisco also sluggish. southbound looks better. that's a look at traffic. here's elizabeth. >> partly to mostly cloudy skies along the bay area. we just got word there are delays on arrivals right now at sfo because of all the low clouds. by this afternoon, mainly 60s around the coast and bay. 70s to low 80s in our inland areas. yeah, it's going to be dramatically cooler than what we saw yesterday. cooler still by the weekend. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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♪ it's 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." mitt romney's praise early and often for his debate performance for his debate against president obama and a prank call at ashton kutcher's house puts the spotlight on swatting. but first, here's a look at what we've been watching on "cbs this morning." >> we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> the question here tonight is not where we've been but where we're going. >> the first of the three presidential debates is over. most of the people who watched it say governor mitt romney got the upper hand. >> romney did what he needed to do, and here is this morning's "denver post" saying that romney
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may have well changed the dynamics of this race. >> conservatives who were worried about romney, not sure if he was on kind of a long-term slide, are now very excited. the violence in syria has spread into neighboring turkey. the fear is that it could escalate into a military conflict. that would be massively destabilizing for the middle east and could draw in the u.s. >> this hasn't been done in 45 years. miguel cabrera is now taking his place alongside some of the greatest names in baseball history. frank lloyd wright was one of history's greatest architects, so why is one of his buildings under a demolition the threat? >> that's on the bucket list for me. >> what, play golf? >> to play golf with your husband. >> i could give that to him as a gift. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> president obama got confused because at one time he told michelle obama she was out of touch with the middle class and romney that he looked as beautiful as the day they met.
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>> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. on the morning after their first debate, president obama and mitt romney are going back out on the campaign trail. in a cbs news poll taken after the debate, twice as many undecided voters said romney was the winner. >> debates are as much about style as substance, and bill plante is in denver. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. this was a debate about the economy, and the president and mitt romney presented opposing visions of how to fix it. they tossed about a lot of facts and figures, but just as important was the way they appeared, very differently. the president extremely low-key, mitt romney very energetic and aggressive. >> the president began this segment, so i think i get the last word. >> reporter: romney took advantage of the fact that the format of the debate was less restrictive than in the past, frequently pushing past moderator jim lehrer's attempts to change the subject. >> we're going to move to -- >> i have to respond to that. >> reporter: as romney pushed on, the president frequently looked down or away, even as he
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kept a slight smile on his face. when the president accused romney of seeking to cut money for education, romney spat back in one of the debate's poignant moments. >> mr. president, you're entitled to your own airplane and your own house but not to your own facts. >> reporter: romney pledged to repeal the president's health care act but offered few details, prompting the president to fire back, pointing out that romney set up a similar health care plan in massachusetts. >> when governor romney says that he'll replace it with something but can't detail how it will be, in fact, replaced and the reason he set up the system he did in massachusetts, because there isn't a better way of dealing with the pre-existing conditions problem. >> reporter: at one point, the president admonished the moderator for trying to limit his time. >> i had five seconds before you interrupted me. >> reporter: but the president's demeanor outraged many supporters, upset that he didn't challenge romney more aggressively, vocal in their disappointment. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down, enduring the debate rather than fighting
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it. >> reporter: privately, obama campaign sources conceded that romney's extensive debate preparation had paid off, but campaign official david plouffe insisted that the president had not been off his game. >> my sense is people found him more steady tonight than romney who was a little more testy than steady. >> reporter: the president's team was also very quick to remind reporters that this is only the first of three debates and they can take some comfort from the fact that other presidents have gone on to win after less-than-stellar first debate performances. ronald reagan in 1984, george w. bush in 2004. norah, charlie, gayle? >> bill plante, thank you. also in denver, major garrett, national journalist white house correspondent. good morning. >> good morning. >> so, what does the romney campaign have to do now to take advantage of what everybody believes was a victory in the debate? >> well, charlie, there's a very simple answer to that, and two romney campaign officials told it to me before the debate started -- if this night works for us, our biggest challenge will be not dousing the flame we've set tonight, meaning they
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know that they've internally messed up advantages and advantageous moments mitt romney set for his campaign. so, they know now the most important thing between this debate and the next one is not to blow the momentum, to enhance it, blow on the fire and make it larger and not douse it. that's the biggest challenge the romney campaign faces. >> what's the challenge for the obama campaign? >> to bounce back. two very significant democrats i talked to last night looking at the debate said, well, i would call the debate "trading places." mitt romney's back was against the wall, now the president's back is against the wall and he's going to have to have a much sharper, much more pointed and passionate debate performance or people will not have the confidence that he has what it takes for a second term and a vision to carry that through. >> major, let me read you a tweet this morning. it says "this wasn't a debate so much as mitt romney just took obama for a cross-country drive strapped to the roof of his car." so, what is the spin that the white house is putting on what happened to the president last night to explain it? >> well, the white house knows that the president was on the
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low end of an energetic scale, and they're calling that presidential and slightly deferential, but that surprised a lot of us who were expecting at least part of the president's performance to reflect that which his campaign has said about governor romney. there are at least ten lives of attack that the president left off the table completely -- nothing about china, outsourcing, bain capital, 47%, exotic offshore business or tax shelter arrangements, all kinds of things that the campaign has been pounding mitt romney on that the president did not bring up himself, and several democrats i talked to last night who are not on the obama payroll said the president's demeanor left the country with the impression that mitt romney is an acceptable alternative, whom the president disagrees with, but the whole tone of his campaign is, yes, i disagree with you, but more importantly, you're an unacceptable alternative. those who are closest to the president and wish him well know that that dynamic is going to have to change in the second debate. >> major, this may have been the first time in a presidential debate that big bird was mentioned.
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it seems kind of like a silly thing to bring up. however, if you look on social media, whether it was twitter, whether it was google searches or even on facebook, it was a term searched a great deal, and you can see that graphic there. what does that tell us and was it an effective line by mitt romney or did it obscure some of the larger fiscal challenges that this country's facing? >> norah, you know the white house well and you know sometimes those close to the president talk about him playing the long game, always playing the strategic long game. and if there was a nuance that the obama team had after last night, it was they were playing the long game. there were things mitt romney said in moments that may not look electric on camera, but they can use downscreen. the big board and pbs and attacking things most swing voters and independents tend to like and like to keep in government is something they'll tend to mind in the future. when romney joked about getting a new accountant, trust me, you'll see that showing up in advertising, endorsing things he hasn't before, and specifically paul ryan's doctrine for
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medicare attendees years from now. these are things that the obama campaign believes, like with big bird, governor recommendey said and they can use against him, not in the moment of the debate, but downstream in preparation for the second debate. like i said, that's the long game, that's the nuances answer, the nuanced spin for what they know internally was not a great night for the president, tuned make it better, they have a lot of work ahead of them. >> do you think, major, that the president was surprised coming out of a block by romney's performance and was therefore simply taken aback and never got back on stride? >> well, as bill said, incumbents often have problems in their very first debate. it is not unusual for presidents to be somewhat taken aback by the idea of someone standing right across from them and telling them they're wrong. that's not a typical experience for presidents in the oval office. it's exactly the opposite. but i think the president was taken aback, and when your challenger is funnier than you on the 20th anniversary of your wedding, you know you're off to a bad start. >> good point. >> very good point. thank you, major garrett. we have a follow-up on jennifer livingston, the
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wisconsin news anchor who responded on air to a viewer who criticized her weight. the man who wrote that e-mail, his name is kenneth krause, a personal injury lawyer. if you were wondering what he looks like, this is his facebook page, according to britain's "daily mail." the newspaper calls him a fitness fanatic. he's standing by his comments, challenging livingston to lose weight and even offering to help her. on tuesday, livingston went on tv saying calling her a bad role model was fair and a form of bullying. a new dna test could help doctors find out why babies get sick and help them find that out faster. they can pinpoint mutations that can cause disease in a couple days, instead of weeks or months. a new report says that can help doctors begin life-saving treatments earlier. silicon valley's most famous new mom could be back on the job as early as next monday. yahoo ceo marissa mayer gave
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birth over the weekend and her husband says she plans on taking just a couple weeks off. her critics say it's a huge mistake and she's setting a bad example with the short maternity leave. >> they're not asking anybody else. this is what i'm doing that works for me. >> i think there are plenty of working women across this country and people who don't have money who only take a couple or a few weeks off work because they have to work. so, this is a debate i think among elites, but a lot of women who are working women, middle-income, lower-income voters, they usually can only take a few weeks anyway. >> they don't have that choice. >> they don't. >> it's not a one size fits all in that situation. this morning facebook announced that it now has 1 billion users, and if you're one of them, you can pay to promote your personal posts starting today. it will cost you $7 to bump your post higher on your friends' news feed. facebook created the new service because home page news feeds have gotten cluttered with the
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how many times has he been knocked down? >> if you're a nat fan, you know the washington nationals have a different presidential race, mascots representing teddy roosevelt, thomas jefferson and abe lunge lincoln run around th. a green phillies mascot knocked them to the ground. look, teddy roosevelt won for the first time last night. and the crowd went wild. >> you like that? >> it's been a running debate in washington, why teddy roosevelt is always behind. so finally he came in first. >> i just seeing big heads running around is funny to me. ashton kutcher on wednesday was the one who got punked. nobody was laughing.
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ben tracy reports that the police say the phoney calls were putting officers and others at risk. >> reporter: it was a tense morning on wednesday at the hollywood hills home of actor ashton kutcher. los angeles police responded to a report of shots fired in a possible hostage situation. the message appeared to come from a woman hiding inside the house. >> it looks like they called the police and said there was a shooting inside. somebody was down. >> reporter: but in true hollywood style, it was not what it seemed. >> we did due diligence and pulled everyone out of the house and found out it was a hoax. >> reporter: the fbi calls it swatting, they report a false emergency and brings out law enforcement, often including a s.w.a.t. team. it happened in computer gamers, conservative bloggers and even singer miley cyrus. someone called the police to her home in august with a 911 call reporting shots fired. it was yet another hoax but one
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with serious consequences. perpetrators face a $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison if caught. >> officers put thur lives on the line. every time they get a call, they're taking their lives at risk. >> he was not home wednesday morning but later tweeted from the set of his sitcom saying "safe and sound at two and a half men. don't miss tomorrow night at 8:30. >> you have a home here as long as you want. >> reporter: it may have been a hoax but that's no reason to pass up an opportunity for a little self promotion. for cbs this morning, ben tracy, los angeles. >> self promotion aside, it's just not funny. so far they have a hard time catching the people who are responsible for doing that. >> i never heard of that before. first time i heard of it. >> that's why we're here at "cbs this morning." that's what we do. >> yes. >> there are millions of old wooden utility poles out there that get older and weaker, the experts say they become
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♪ you got to know when to hold 'em ♪ >> kenny rogers has had a hit in the last six decades. that's a record. we'll meet the gambler in the next half hour on cbs "this morning." your local news is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, 8:25 your time of. i'm frank mallicoat. got some news headlines on this thursday. police in san jose are investigating two homicides happened overnight. they believe a fatal shooting on the east side was gang- related. separately a fight on second street downtown injured a man who was pronounced dead at the hospital. san jose now has 36 homicides this year. court-appointed monitor says the response by oakland police to "occupy" oakland last fall was quote, unquote troubling. the monitor, robert warshaw, says police were understaffed, underprepared to confront protestors who tried to re"occupy" camp at city hall. and a new roman catholic archbishop of san francisco will be installed today.
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about 2,000 people will witness the ceremony for salvatore cordileone but protestors will expected outside because of the church's teaching on same-sex marriage. traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. look out for a traffic alert along 80 westbound as you work your way near pinole valley road. reports of a car fire blocking the two left lanes on west 80.
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traffic very slow and go in both directions through the area. your drive time in the red. westbound carquinez bridge to the maze looking at about a 54- minute ride. altamont pass 36 minutes westbound 580 to 680. we have an accident reported as you work your way towards the dublin interchange. so slow and go conditions in that area, as well. looks like north 880 starting to load up from 238 to the maze. that's a look at your morning drive. here's elizabeth. >> thank you. the sun is taking a back seat in the morning hours to the low clouds and fog. here's a live look over san francisco. it's going to feel cooler today than yesterday. mainly in the 50s to low 60s out across the bay area. a lot of 60s especially around the coast and bay. and only warming up to the 70s, maybe a few low 80s in some of our inland spots. one of our hottest areas east of the oakland hills. cooler still by the weekend, chance of rain by monday. ,,
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♪ welcome back to cbs this morning. in florida today, a maintenance worker plans to file a lawsuit over a fallen utility pole. >> the case is highlighting a potential safety hazards in cities and towns across the country. >> good morning, charlie. a utility pole that crashed on a worker this morning was a preventable accident. the surprise is how many rotten poles are out there. a 58-year-old maintenance worker never saw disaster coming. he got a call to clear an oak tree. >> we begin, you know, clearing
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the tree out of the road. that was about it all i remember zblsh cables trapped underneath the fallen tree. snapping the pole at the base. baker ran for safety. right into the falling pole. it crashed into his forehead, breaking his neck. he was paralyzed from the neck down. >> the question, why me? >> reporter: that snap utility pole was 54 years old. over the decades it has rotted below ground in florida's humid climate >> i thought that it was a tragic, freak accident. after investigating a little we realized that it's preventable. it highlighted the public threat. >> reporter: many of the nation's estimated 2 million utility poles were installed after world war ii, a forgotten
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layer of the infrastructure. >> the top is split open. completely about two feet down. >> reporter: he's one of america's leading wood scientist and has inspected the yutility poles since 1961. decay is prevalent in florida. he said that utility poles like this should be replaced after 25 years, but many poles are twice that old. >> who's responsible for these poles. >> the utilities that owe them are responsible. >> there is no watchdog? >> no florida mandates that companies inspect their poles ever 58 years. >> it's got a white tag which means it's questionable. >> it's questionable. that's right. the inspector found it to be
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questionable. is this pole worrisome to you? >> yes, it is. >> reporter: he's been now been hired by manny baker's legal case. the baker are suing at&t the owner of the pole that paralyzed him and the subcontractor that at&t hired to inspect the pole. at&t issued a statement -- our thoughts go out to m. baker and his family in light of this tragic accident. osmose would not comment on the suit. baker spent five weeks getting spine and neck rehabilitation at the atlanta center. jesse baker has been his wife for 30 years. >> i have hope and trust in god. >> reporter: the baker will return this week to florida. doctors say that he'll need
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round the clock care for the rest of his life. >> you get a tree out of the road to make sure that nobody gets hurt or killed and you get hurt for the rest of your life. >> florida's the only state that we can find that requires regular pole inspections. the pole that found, recently passed inspection in 2008, no details of what kind of inspection it was. >> it seems like a no-brainer to do this for safety reasons >> it's cost prohibitive. you have to -- the cost of building these things, underground, ten times more expensive per mile. to service these wires once they're underground is more expensiv expensive. >> local communities have economic problems. >> yeah.
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taxpayers would have to pay the freight. >> i saw some stories out there, this is almost like $5 billion, $10 billion in communities in single cities to bury the power lines. it's cost prohibitive. >> thank you. for decades kenny rogers has set a high standard in music and how about this, facial hair, too, this morning, we'll talk to him about his career and his new memoir. but first -- i,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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how is life on the r how is life on the red planet. >> it's killing me. i can't eat or sleep. >> did you go down to kenny rogers to complain? >> they gave me a heave-ho.
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i >> classic seinfeld episode centered on the kenny rogers franchise. at 74, he's still busy, successful and looking forward to much more. ♪ >> reporter: from psychedelic rocker to country crooner ♪ and cross over pop sensation. ♪ kenny rogers has been reinventing himself for more than five decades. >> personally, i think it's the beard. there has to be an award given out for best beard in history.
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♪ >> reporter: it was with the rock band first edition in 1967, where his distinct voice led to chart success. ♪ >> reporter: a decade later, rogers reinvented himself again, turning to a solo career in country music. ♪ >> when he recorded the song lucille, it's a very sad song, that was the breakthrough song. ♪ >> reporter: and the hits kept coming. from his 1978 grammy winner, the gambler -- ♪ you never count your money >> reporter: to his first on the pop charts, lady. ♪ lady
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>> reporter: and the best-selling duet of all time, island in the streams with dolly parton. ♪ >> i could not be -- it kept me awake at night. if that's not a hit song, i really don't know, you know, my butt from a biscuit. >> reporter: three grammys, kenny rogers has continued to make music and delight audiences. ♪ kenny rogers sitting at the table. writes about his life and career in his new memoir. that's the thing, kenny. it's all about the beard and the facial hair. that's the secret to your success? >> i used to have this full beard. so my wife one day was complaining, she has an identical twin sister, they were arguing about their hair, i said
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leave it alone it's going to grow back. i shaved off my beard. i liked it better. i just left it. they're still arguing about the length of their hair. >> how is been luck or something else. >> truly it's been luck. i was in jazz for the first ten years of my life. because i was there, my mentor fr saw me and introduced me to the peop people. they left formed the first edition. from there i went to nashville. so it's being in the right place at the right time. >> where is home for you musically? >> you know, i started in houston, i think that's where my roots are. but, you know, i live in atlanta now, but, so, i think country music -- i'm a country singer
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with a lot of other musical influence and kenny, i grew up in texas, san antonio, grew up knowing all of your songs and all of the words. i came in this morning, gayle had lady playing. we were jamming out. talk about islands in the stream with dolly parton. how did that song come about, that duet? >> i wanted to change genre aga agains. i called barry gibb, will you produce a song for me? he came up and he had all of these songs. bee gee music is always upbeat stuff. it's hard to sing. after about four days, i said, barry, i don't even like this song anymore. we need dolly parton, just like that. my manager just ran into her, he goes and calls her, 30 minutes later, she marches into the
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studio and my life has never been the same. >> for years, people thought that there was something between you and dolly, but you make it very clear in the book, no, no, no. >> she's too good of a friend. what we had was a real chemistry. >> you said that she was your soul mate. >> i would wink back. we were too good of friends for that. >> they say sometimes it can ruin a relationship. kenny can i talk about your looks? you say in the book, if an art cyst afraid to change their image in this business, their time is certainly limited, you did go through plastic surgery, at the time, i look at the pictures of you, were you such a good-looking guy, do you regret that decision? >> i had the money to do it and i had time off. it's one of those things, you look at yourself, can i be
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better if i did this or did that? the edge of your eyes had to be higher than a certain place and i regret that. but the truth is, i don't know what i would have looked like if i hadn't done it. you do it and live with it. >> but things are good. you have been married now to wanda and your twins are now 8. you had twins at the age of 65, 66. >> yeah, say a prayer for you. >> what is that like for you at this time in your life? >> having twins even make you or break you. it's such a gift for me to have them in my life. e children give marriage purpose. marriage gives a life purpose. now i have a purpose for them. every day i wake up it's just a joy to have them around me.
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>> if you set out to change and do something you can do it. i remember even johnny carson, one of the few people johnny carson let host the show when he was away. >> i hosted it ten times. >> but you wanted to do it. and he ended up letting you do it. >> absolutely. >> let's end with every artist praise for one song that defines >> it gambler. >> take us to break. ♪ know when to walk away ♪ snow when to walk away ♪ ♪ count your money when you're sitting at the table ♪ >> thank you, kenny rogers. ♪ >> perfect, perfect. >> he's joining us after the
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let me just say if you're interested in what life is like on other planets you're going to want to get to the apple store. [ laughter ] they are not of us. [ laughter ] >> i know exactly what you're talking about. i was just there. you summed it up perfectly. >> very straight. >> lewis black's new comedy special is called "in god we rust." he attracts sell out crowds all
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over the world. >> he's heading to broadway. hello to you. here's one of the thing they are saying you about. execute as brilliant trifecta as a stand up come don't, actor and author but an angry man. >> yes. i'm really angry. i'm not an angry person but i'm angry on stage. >> they say it started as a colicky baby. >> i was a pain in the neck as a child. my mother even said she learned with me -- she did all this stuff -- back then you had to boil all this stuff and make sure everything was really right and then you could feed the child and then she learned when my brother was born after she dealt with meche said it's not worth it. i'm not cooking this stuff any more. >> did you watch the debate last night? >> yeah. >> what did you think? >> i thought it was good that i could stay awake.
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i found it kind of weird that we are supposedly the most intelligent people on the planet, we're really this bright group that two minutes they have to speak, two minutes. do we have the attention span of a gnat. two minutes to tell us about the economy, the medical thing, social security. two minutes. it's ludicrous. we should be forced to sit there -- you can't explain anything in two minutes. you can't explain how to do a souffle in two minutes. >> not a good one. >> it's unbelievable. i found that it was amazing to me to watch -- i was just like who won the debate today? well, you mean you can say romney won it because he looked mildly more alert. but i don't think anybody out there -- i'm pretty bright. i don't really know what they are saying. it sounds like english.
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i know it's english. but it doesn't come through. nobody -- go to america today and say what did those louns -- >> what should they be saying? >> they should explain it. don't tell me they are going to do this. tell me how you're going to do it. >> lewis, we can hear you. we can hear you. >> you're the one who asked me on. i don't know what you expected. it's early. you wake me up this early you get bad. >> my bad. should we expect this on stage on the broadway stage? >> bigger. >> okay. >> big room to fill. >> you clearly care about politics. in fact you've been tweeting about it. you are wren couraging people to vote. your concerned that if not enough people vote? >> under why people don't vote. but i really think the most important reason to vote is that it is the one day that when i come out of that booth i go this
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is the most ineffectual i ever feel. i feel i have no effect on my environment. what's great after that after you come out with that horrible feeling every day that follows you say it was a bad day but at least i didn't have to vote. i don't feel good. i don't. i literally never in my life --& >> have you felt -- >> felt good about some of it. really? these are the choices? isn't there a kill me now choice? >> who is your favorite comedian. who makes you life? >> a lot of them. you know, kathleen madigan is probably a great female comic. there's, you know, louis seekay. a lot of talented people. it's amazing.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. 8:55 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some of the cbs 5 headlines now. san mateo county sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man acting strangely and laying on the caltrain tracks in downtown san jose. the rush hour confrontation last night disrupted caltrain service in the area for quite a while. police say the man was armed with rocks and possibly a railroad spike and threatened a deputy who shot him. police in vallejo are investigating a shooting. neighbors on folkstone way heard six to eight shots. one neighbor carrying a gun crossed the street to confront the two victims in a driveway. the 65-year-old suspect is now under arrest. this afternoon the blue angels will fly above the san
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francisco bay. they are scheduled to perform in the airshow on saturday and sunday. today and friday, they will hold practice sessions from 12:30 to 4:00 all around the bay area. and hopefully it will be clear enough to see them. let's find out. the weekend is almost here. >> we can see the low clouds and fog over mount vaca. we are going to expect a mix of sun and clouds by this afternoon. and a much cooler day on tap as well because of that sea breeze and a low just off the coast. so cooling trend on the horizon. only warming up to 60s around the coast and bay. 70s to low 80s inland. so it's going to be cooler still by this weekend and then a slight chance of rain by monday. gianna has a check of your "timesaver traffic" coming up next h next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. look at the backup at the san mateo bridge. this is due to an accident near the toll plaza. also reports of a problem on the bridges. so slow and go westbound as you work your way towards foster city. else with 880 northbound is struggling, as well. 238 to the maze 28 minutes through there. we have an accident south 880 ramp to westbound 84 blocking lanes. don't forget to buckle up. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,,,
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